The curriculum in the Molecular Sciences Course is split in two learning terms: Basic and Advanced.
The first two years of the course are focused in classes about the five main subjects. It comprises 60% from the total amount of credits for the obtainment of the bachelor's degree.
These subjects are: Mathematics, Biology, Physicsm Chemistry and Computer Science, and are taught in all of the four semesters in the Basic. In the second semester there's an additional practical subject, about Molecular Biology.
The main goal of the Basic Term is the learning of concepts and fundamental practices and methods from the areas cited above, encouraging the student to develop skills and sensitivity for science.
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Upon finishing the Basic Term, each student must choose an advisor, usually a professor from USP, whom develops research in some topic or area of interest of the student. Said advisor has the role of assisting the student in the conception and execution of a project, which will be developed by the student.
After having made that choice, students shall proceed to finish the remaining credits with their own personalized curriculum, built with the assistance and approval of their advisor and the course coordination, having complete academic freedom to choose from any subject offered in any of USP's units.
In this stage of the course, the student shall experience and actually be a part of the reality of scientific research, having the basis acquired in the Basic Term as a source of support and relying on the advisor's experience.
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After finishing the course, the student will be capable of joining in graduate activities to complete his formation as a full-fledged scientist. Many of CCM's emeritus alumni presently work in big research institutes in Brazil and abroad, despicting capability to setting themselves apart in the fierce and competitive global science panorama, having as a differential feature the multidisciplinar knowledge, being able to face all sorts of difficult challenges.